Need to work on your core strength? Help is on the way! Come join instructor Frank Howell at CFSBK’s weekly Pilates class. The Pilates Method can be great “accessory work” for a CrossFitter, not only because it improves flexibility and strengthens the abdominal and back muscles, but mainly because it can help you figure out how to use these muscles properly. We’ll go over neutral pelvis, engaging the transversus abdominis (say WHAT?), stabilizing the rib cage, and finding good shoulder girdle positioning. If any of this sounds intriguing to you, drop on in! Prerequisites: NONE
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Days & Times
Sundays at 12pm
Frank has been a member of CFSBK since 2013 (ish), and he is quick to share that his favorite CrossFit movement is the Double-Under (right? total weirdo!) and his preferred lift would be the Power Clean. Frank has been doing Pilates since 2002 and initially got started as a way to focus on general fitness. Over time, Pilates became a key part of how he combats the impact of a career spent sitting at a desk, hunched over a computer keyboard. But in addition to Pilates being the antidote to modern life in NYC, Frank is a firm believer that Pilates helps athletes do movements they love to do. He has seen Pilates improve his running results (marathoner, no biggie…) and absolutely has seen it impact his efforts at CFSBK. Frank received his teaching certification from Core Pilates NYC.